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We do more than just posting stories about and taking photos of amazing countries or fun cool cities worldwide. We are passionate about being geeky. We are Travel.Geek.NZ.

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We love to share stories. Check out our latest blog posts and use it to plan your next trip. Enjoy reading our travel blog posts.

Now it the time to plan your trip to Keukenhof: the world's biggest flower garden

By Travel Geek - 1 March 2024 - 0 Comments
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Helloooo colourful beauty

Get ready for a bloomin' good time at Keukenhof, the largest flower garden in the world! Nestled just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Amsterdam in the charming town of Lisse, Keukenhof is a bucket list destination that will make your heart skip a beat.

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Now you'll know the answers to the most asked questions about Wise Multi-Currency

By Martijn - 17 January 2024 - 19 Comments
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TransferWise Borderless debit card - perfect for travellers

A new banking system has launched in the Southern Hemisphere: the Wise – the new name of TransferWise – Borderless debit card has arrived in Australia and New Zealand. Lots of Aussies or Kiwis might be wondering what Wise is and how it can save them heaps of money overseas. Time for a question and answer session.

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Our little secret to seeing & doing heaps in Amsterdam without breaking the bank!

By Travel Geek - 4 February 2023 - 0 Comments
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Rijksmuseum has an impressive collection

Travelling is so much fun that once you start, it's hard to stop (or go home). However, money will also be your biggest challenge (just like time). Tips on how to save money while travelling are always welcomed, right? Well, here's what you can do to save heaps of money on Amsterdam museums and attractions.

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How to open a New Zealand bank account online the fast & easy way. Get it done before arrival!

By Travel Geek - 1 August 2022 - 0 Comments
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Wise Multi-Currency bank account New Zealand

Are you planning a trip to New Zealand? Do you want to save heaps of money by paying via card in the local currency when travelling or living in New Zealand? Then opening a New Zealand bank account is the best thing you can do.

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How to get started as a digital nomad in Malta: hit the ground running with these tips

By Martijn - 25 June 2022 - 0 Comments
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Upper Barracca & Cruise Terminal - Malta

Malta is one of the few countries in the world that have introduced a special visa for Digital Nomads. But what is it like to spend a long time on that tiny Mediterranean island? How to get started and how to prepare? Keep reading to find out all details of being a Digital Nomad in Malta. It is a great place to work remotely. Check it out.

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Visit Sardinia for the WRC Rally, stay for the crystal clear sea & white sandy beaches

By Travel Mate - 17 June 2022 - 0 Comments
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Amazing views of Sardinia, Italy - photo: Ivan Ragozin (Unsplash)

Sardinia is a staple on the World Rally Championship calendar. This WRC Rally is a popular one amongst fans and spectators at home. The rugged terrain is perfect for gravel action and amazing sights and photo opportunities. But there's more to Sardinia than just the rally. These tips will definitely help you to make the most of your trip to Sardinia.

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Save heaps with a travel money card for Europe: why you should get one before you head off

By Martijn - 17 March 2022 - 0 Comments
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A hand holding up travel payment cards with Malta scenery in the background

Travellers to Europe, are you aware that you will be wasting lots of money on converting your home currency to Euros? Banks, credit card companies and local money exchanges are out to get a big piece of your hard-earned savings. But there is a solution: a travel money card for Europe. See how easy it is to get one and how much money you will save.

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Here's why 2022 will be the most amazing music festival year ever!

By Travel Geek - 7 January 2022 - 1 Comment
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NOS Alive 2017 festival night

The festival season in 2020 & 2021 was the worst festival seasons ever. Due to COVID-19, all events we were looking forward to were cancelled. Time to fast-forward to 2022 and to make it the best festival season ever! And it is looking good for the festival season in Europe in 2022.

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Game on in Zoetermeer (Holland): another amazing Dutch Video Game Museum

By Martijn - 28 December 2021 - 0 Comments
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National Video Game Museum in Holland

As a computer geek and arcade game freak, there is nothing more exciting than hearing about a Video Game Museum in the area or country you are travelling in. This time we are heading to the Video Game Museum in Zoetermeer in the Netherlands.

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6.66 reasons why you want to rock in Europe at these awesome rock & metal festivals

By Travel Geek - 7 November 2021 - 0 Comments
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Broilers live a Vainstream rock festival 2017

Fans of rock, metal, and punk(rock) live music will have heaps of opportunities to get their horns up in Europe. The new rock festival season will be an awesome one. We've selected 6.66 of the best rock festivals throughout Europe for the upcoming season. Check out the line-ups, ticket info and start planning your trip. Horns up, rock fans.

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This is why we're a different kind of travel blog!

Travel.Geek.NZ is a travel blog that does more than just blogging about travel. Yes, of course, we love to visit amazing destinations worldwide but it's not just seeing it's also experiencing. For us, it's all about living like a local and really tasting the city or country. Meeting new people and learning from their customs and travel tips.

Plus, we combine travelling with the other things we are passionate about:

  • Tasting great craft beer - visiting craft beer breweries, talking to the geniuses behind the amazing brews and spending time at taprooms worldwide to tast amazing craft beer.
  • Eating local food - tasting the local cuisine (vegetarian & vegan as well) is what we love to do when we are overseas. Our bloggers are real foodies, down to earth and only focussed on flavour.
  • Using and testing gadgets - Gadgets will make your travels more fun or easier. We'll blog about gadget news and the items we have tested ourselves. All blog posts come from our experience.
  • Experiencing music - Visiting record stores, going to see (local or international) bands play live, it's all part of our travelling days.
  • Sleeping in amazing accommodations - There are lots of places where you can spend the night. We like our accommodation to be a bit different than a regular hostel or hotel. All our accommodation reviews and tips are listed here.

And much more, there's so much more to do and see so not all blog posts fit the items listed above. Have a great time travelling. Travel.Geek.NZ will be your inspiration when planning your trip. The rest is up to you. Have fun.

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